CMU Study: autonomous vehicles could improve MPG 10% in EPA tests

According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, actually changing the way the EPA treats autonomous carscould have an impact on efficiency. The report, Fuel economy testing of autonomous vehicles, published in the journal Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, finds that if the automakers take efficiency into account of their autonomous driving algorithms, vehicles could yield efficiency benefits of up to 10 percent.